In 1964, 237 farmers each pitched in $1 to form Bleyhl Co-op because they saw the benefit of farmer-ownership and democratic control of their farm supplies and services. Bleyhl is governed by an eight-member board of directors that represent farms across the valley and Washington state at-large. The board members have a personal stake in seeing that the business meets its goal of helping members succeed. A percentage of annual profit is distributed back to members on a patronage basis. Over $18 million has been returned to our members since 1964. Our goal as a cooperative is to help our members achieve long-term prosperity and a better quality of life. Each member has one vote, regardless of the size of their farm. Bleyhl generates local jobs, and since the owner-members are local farmers, we won't pick up and move to a more profitable region during hard times. We are a part of your community.
Apply for Membership
To apply for membership, you need to apply for a Bleyhl credit account and be an active farm producer in the state of Washington. To apply, fill out the membership application and a W-9 (for reporting dividend earnings). You may return the forms to:
- Bleyhl Co-op, Attn: Heather Hadsel, 940 E. Wine Country Rd., Ste. A, Grandview, WA 98930
- Fax (509) 882-4208
To maintain your membership with Bleyhl Co-op, you must be actively farming and make a purchase each year. As a member of Bleyhl Co-op, you are eligible for a fleet discount. Contact us for details!
Sometimes circumstances change and partnerships split or a member passes away. The bylaws dictate how equity is to be transfered after these events. Please contact us and we can help you out with the necessary paperwork.